God’s Three Word Answer

Author: Linda L. Kruschke I’ve seen prayer answered in miraculous ways. God constantly reaches beyond my expectation, even when there is no expectation at all. He answers and is faithful to provide what I need. By now, I should assume an answer will be forthcoming. Yet His latest response to a prayer took me by surprise….

In 2017…

Happy New Year Anchored Voices readers! We are hopeful this blog finds you well and rejuvenated as we march onward into 2017. For me, a new year brings about anticipatory feelings of hope and elation. I reflect upon the works God completed in me throughout the past year, and I prepare my heart for what…

Christmas Moments Amongst the Mundane

Last year, when Christmas tunes began to ring out from the radio, our mostly quiet family of three became a raucous party of seven. My husband and I have one teenage daughter and, while we weren’t on the list for emergency foster care, four siblings (ranging in ages from 7-15) were delivered to our home…

Hope for the Nativity Set

Author: Holly Hawes Shiny lights and glittery things are spilling out of windows around the world as we prepare for Christmas. Even the stingiest of Christmas decor purists have begun to decorate. Others, like me, are turning up the Christmas music with a triumphant cheer because NO ONE can tell us any longer that it…

When Holiday Expectations Go Unfulfilled

Author: Sarah Dohman I was born the day after Christmas.  In fact, I was born at 2-something in the wee hours of the morning.  Had I come any sooner, I would have been a Christmas baby.  Every year growing up, and well into my 20s, my family would sort of roll the celebrations into one…

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

Author: Chara Donahue ‘Twas the week before Thanksgiving and all through the house, people were nauseous and I looked at my spouse. The children were stirring, up late in their beds, with buckets, in case, next to their heads. Daddy disinfected and I took a nap, trying to elude a nasty virus’ trap. Then the…